Don't hold your breath - I got this:
(2004-02-10 07:09:57 / #2306690)
Sorry it's been a while since you've heard from us. We still haven't found a solid reason why jabber would be timing out, but we're going to try to upgrade jabber this week. With any luck, that will fix your problems.
We'll keep you posted.
And that's the most recent one - more than a month old and Jabber is still on 1.4.2.
Strangely everything seems fine today - not sure how long it will last though. Everything worked fine when it was first installed too - I suspect it is the server running out of ports (?) or something simple...but if they want to upgrade it who am I to complain.